by Pickleball Superstore November 24, 2022
From a recent email, USA Pickleball shared some cool insights from the 2022 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships. The sport's premier event wrapped up last week at the world-class Indian Wells Tennis Garden while setting the record for the largest in-person crowd to ever witness pickleball.
And with nearly 2,300 amateur players qualifying from 48 states — in addition to the world's top pro players — it truly was a showcase for the best-of-the-best in our sport. As a member of USA Pickleball, you share in all our success as pickleball continues to grow and be embraced at all levels — whether you're a recreational player, a tournament regular or a National Champion!
Be sure to catch a special two-hour TV show on ESPNU, featuring the gold-medal match for pro women's doubles with Anna Leigh Waters and Catherine Parenteau versus Jessie Irvine and Anna Bright. The broadcast will air on Monday, November 28 at 5 p.m. ET; check local listings. To watch some of the other action from Indian Wells free and on-demand, be sure to visit the event website's Live @ Nationals page.
We are excited to return to Indian Wells Tennis Garden in 2023. Dates for the 2023 National Championships, along with the schedule of qualifying events, will be announced in the near future. (Remember, only USA Pickleball members are eligible to compete in these tournaments, so be sure to renew at usapickleball.org before your annual membership expires.)